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    What helps me feel better!

    So i suffer sporadically with feelings of depression, dare i say suicide. I find that as soon as I'm feeling kind of a bit better i grab it cause why not, what have i got to lose. Today I've just lay around all day until almost 4pm it's been ok cause I've got a terrible...
    DearSugar DearSugar 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    How do you know if you have depression?

    Because people know me for being happy and funny and thoughtful but other times usually when alone, I'm just upset. Like my mind's like this a great time to remember all the bad stuff that's happened to you and how I have to apply for college and audition and get a second job so...
    MyyaLyynch MyyaLyynch 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    How do i hide selfharm ?

    I need advice
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 22 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I think my biggest problem

    that gives me depression is money. There is not enough ever to go around. I live in an expensive state. Have two teenage girls that are not cheap. I know money cant buy happiness but it pays the bills and I dont have to worry bout anything if I could do that comfortably. Funny...
    hcsunshine hcsunshine 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Has anyone experienced any of these?

    If you have please see the professional help. Initial stages of possible Black Magic or Spirit Activity Your sleep is disturbed Fatigue and lack of energy to live day-to-day life You have Fear Disinterest in life Hopelessness You are irritated for no reason You get angry for no...
    Gloriaboszaman Gloriaboszaman 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Nyx5 Nyx5 16-17, F 16 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Kisho0 Kisho0 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I need someone to talk to

    if you could be kind enough to use some of your time to talk with I would be thankful ju message me
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I feel a little dead inside,

    but I suppose it doesn't really matter anymore. I'm going to be dead soon, I'm not scared anymore, so I suppose it doesn't really matter. I'm a little sad and lonely today, but I suppose it doesn't really matter anymore. I want to spend this time with someone I love, but I don't...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Hi I have been battle depression

    for a long time I feel alone no friend
    secret198932 secret198932 22-25, F 2 Responses 18 mins ago

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    It's my 6th year at college

    that I supposed to graduate at the 4th year .... Am not lazy and not an F girl . But I had a lot of things which pot me in these road .. I am that girl who hide behind her fake laugh with the spirit of every thing is fine , tomorrow is a new day . Till now I am so good at...
    Gofran212 Gofran212 22-25, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I know I am depressed,

    but no one in my life decides to recognize it. When my mom talks to me about it, instead of listening to me, she cuts me off and undermines what I'm saying. I already went through a suicidal phase and I don't want to go back, but I could at this point. I used to self-harm by...
    kellycollins123 kellycollins123 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Idk I'm getting another panic attack

    and it sucks. My sister is getting angry for no reason and ugh! I'm hating this. Shes literally shouting on me and my parents aren't home. idk.. idk what to do.. nobody understands or cares..
    supermaniscute supermaniscute 18-21, F 1 Response 22 mins ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    You wake up petrified

    because you realise you have to go through, yet again another day is this big bad horrible world.
    BethanHawkins BethanHawkins 13-15, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 77 Responses Jul 9

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    I think I'm depressed,

    have social anxiety, general anxiety, and possibly schizophrenia but my parents don't believe in mental illnesses and won't take me to a doctor. What should I do?
    sk8rkm77 sk8rkm77 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    I see tons of people on here talking about how

    depressed they are so I thought I would share this. I've battled depression for years, and I've been through some pretty dark times. With a lot of help I learned not how to fix everything, but how to cope with what I have. I will always deal with it, but now I know I'll be okay...
    flashysnail flashysnail 26-30, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I have battles with depression nearly my entire

    my life!! Some days are worse than others!
    cynthiashortridge cynthiashortridge 31-35, F 9 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I asked my father to pick me up at work today

    because I just don't feel good, mentally and physically. He took a detour and we stop for a moment infront of my dream house. He said 'That house is going to be yours someday'. Then it hit me, I wish it wasn't that easy for me to think about giving up and killing myself.
    LavishLemon LavishLemon 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    What would happen if I were to kill myself

    tonight? I know that I would be hurting everyone who loves me, but isn't it selfish of them to want me to have to suffer through life like this. I guess things could be worse, but everything is relative to the individual. Life seems hard for me even though I have a roof over my...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I was Diagnosed with Clinical Depression at age

    10, after my first suicide attempt ... I am still on medication, however I now only have minor depressive episodes thanks to the pills my doctor prescribes me! (:
    ToopeBy ToopeBy 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've heard people talk about the fact

    that we choose suicide because we're convinced that it's the only option. Subconsciously, I believe that. When I'm all alone, I believe that. Right now... I'm struggling to stop thinking about things.. I'm lonely, but at least it's not out of the ordinary.
    Holdontothefire Holdontothefire 18-21, M 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    How to avoid saying the wrong thing to those in

    need. The Ring Theory (also called the Kvetching Order) developed by Susan Silk, a clinical psychologist. In this example, she writes about The patient, Katie (who suffered a brain aneurysm and was in the ICU for a long period of time) and Katie's husband Pat. Draw a circle...
    antisocialno4 antisocialno4 41-45, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Today's been bad. I've tried

    so hard to keep positive. But I really want to just... Be gone. I don't want to do any of this anymore.
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I feel like theres no way to be happy

    since im married to my husband . He often went night out with his friends after he cheated me. Im actually staying in another country thats why i have no friends here nor my family :(
    jaynekim21 jaynekim21 18-21, F 12 mins ago